Winkler Knives WKII Woodsman Fixed Blade Knife Black Micarta (4.25" Caswell)

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.75"
  • Blade Length:4.25"
  • Cutting Edge:4.125"
  • Blade Width:1.375"
  • Blade Thickness:0.21"
  • Blade Material:80CrV2
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Width:1.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.75"
  • Handle Material:Micarta
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:8.16 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Sheath:Leather
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Winkler Knives
  • Model:Woodsman
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

This WKII Woodsman knife has a black Micarta handle and an 80CrV2 steel blade with a Caswell finish.

The Winkler Knives Woodsman is a hunting/outdoor fixed blade with added features for the "Woodcraft" lifestyle. It sports a practical drop point blade with deep notched jimping and a skeletonized extended full-tang. The handle is contoured to provide a grip that is both secure and comfortable through extended use. Each Woodsman knife includes a Kydex lined leather sheath for vertical or horizontal carry.

Features:
  • No-glare Caswell blade treatment offers added corrosion resistance.
  • Squared blade spine for use with a Ferro Rod.
  • Multi wear leather covered/lined Kydex sheath.
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Lucas O.
08-11-2017
Really great knife. A joy to use and to admire. I love this sheath. It's lined with a suede material that makes drawing and sheathing the knife silent. The sheath is friction fit with kydex and holds the knife tight with no rattle. The retention can be increased by tightening down the screws on the sheath. I was worried about carry options with this sheath, but it came with optional attachments to carry this in almost any conceivable method/position. I think they could've done a better job burnishing the leather but that's mostly aesthetic.

The knife itself is fantastic. Perfect size for carrying all day without feeling heavy or cumbersome. Thick enough to be strong, but definitely not an overly thick sharpened prybar. The blade coating seems to be very durable, and despite being coated, the spine of the knife is still sharp for scraping wood or striking a ferro rod if that's your thing. The edge is ground thick, and the tip is strong. The only thing I would change about this is, I would prefer a convex edge for woods use, but that's personal preference and not a critique on the knife. Also, the edge didn't come quite as sharp as I would like but it is ground perfectly even and symmetrical on both sides.

The steel is quite tough. 80CRV2 is a hard alloy tool steel with 0.807 carbon. It's basically 1080 but with added chromium, nickel, and vanadium with a tighter grain structure. It's toughness can be compared to 5160, but more abrasive resistant. I did notice a tiny-tiny bit of edge damage after a few minutes carving some dried cherry wood, but nothing unexpected. What's more important than the steel is the heat treatment, and Winkler is a name known for excellence. I've read online that unlike most knife makers Winkler does the grinding prior to the heat treat to avoid damaging the temper from grinding heat. Other knife companies grind after heat treating because grinding can fix warping that often occurs during quenching. When Winkler was asked what he does when a knife gets warped he replied that he throws it out and starts over.

It's obvious that the people at Winkler Knives truly care about the detals. The pictures can't do this knife justice. When I hold it and use it, it's easy to justify the pricetag. A lot of work goes into these hand made knives. I can't imagine someone being disappointed with this knife. It's a lot of money, but you only live once.